Keywords: best practice guidelines, CFD, computational fluid dynamics, validation, RANS, micro-scale models, obstacle-accommodating models, meteorology modelling, urban flow, simulation
The COST 732 Best Practice Guideline for CFD simulation of flows in the urban environment: a summary
This paper is a summary of the 'Best Practice Guideline' (BPG) document (Franke et al., 2007) produced in the framework of the European COST Action 732 'Quality assurance and improvement of micro-scale meteorological models', available from the site given in the reference section. The full document provides guidelines for undertaking simulations that are used to evaluate micro-scale obstacle-accommodating meteorological models. This paper provides an overview of the topics covered in the full document without reproducing the specific recommendations.